*From*: Michael Whapples <mwhapples aim com>*To*: orca-list gnome org*Subject*: [orca-list] Orca and maths*Date*: Wed, 25 Apr 2007 16:34:45 +0100

Hello, I noticed today using firefox that orca was speaking the greek letters in firefox, and I can imagine with the right documentation adding the other maths symbols (such as integral) would be little work, but how much work would it be to get orca to support the maths formatting? By this I mean things like superscript, subscript, and fractions. Also would it be possible to get orca to switch to a more verbose mode in the maths environments (as I don't like too much punctuation spoken when reading a document, but obviously need all the extra symbols in maths). I know firevox supports mathml (to an extent) so I guess that firefox makes suitable information available, but correct me if I am wrong. Let me explain my situation further. I am studying physics at university, and getting mathematical documents in a suitable format to read has always been a problem. Due to this I have an interest in trying to make mathematical documents accessible. While on windows there is mathplayer for IE, and while it does what it is meant to, I feel it doesn't make maths as readable as it could be (as screen readers get the maths written out in words). I think to make it better for users, more work needs to come from the screen reader side (by having all these maths symbols known, so that the unicode can be recieved by the screen reader, rather than the name spelt out). So I suppose I am asking the following: Is there any plan to do this? How could I help out in getting such support for maths in orca (it couldn't be for a couple of months as I am about to start my final year exams for my course, but could start after)? What might be involved in such work? eg. does firefox make this information readily available, or would that be quite involved just to find out what the meaning of the maths/what the underlying mathml is. From Michael Whapples

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: [orca-list] Orca and maths***From:*Joanmarie Diggs

**Re: [orca-list] Orca and maths***From:*Janina Sajka

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